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Autopia Redux

Autopia ran, but not well. After the first day, many of the 39 cars initially put into service – one from the original production run had been set aside for Walt Disney – were broken. Four that had been treated to the black-and-white paint scheme of police cruisers were soon repainted as conventional models. NY… Read More »Autopia Redux

Extreme Makeover: Paying it Forward to Television

With the success of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has come the recent copycat program on NBC Renovation Intervention (like renovating is a drug habit or something) Unfortunately, the show concept is what needed renovation and I don’t think I’ll be watching any more episodes of this NBC show. USA Today has an article on… Read More »Extreme Makeover: Paying it Forward to Television

Easter at the MK

Yesterday I went to the Magic Kingdom with family in tow to see what Easter surprises the park had in store, aside from Easter colored balloons. Turns out they had a nice little pre-parade with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny (who knew he was married? Guess those eggs have to come from somewhere.) Also sauntering… Read More »Easter at the MK


If you’re over thirty and a fan of Disneyland then you probably remember the classic Tomorrowland attraction Adventure Thru Inner Space (ATIS). If your parents were fans of the attraction there is a chance that you were even concieved there too. The dark spaces were favorite make-out spots in the days before infrared cameras. Yesterland… Read More »ATIS CGI Ride-Thru DVD

Disney Mobile Rings Up Sales has a new article about how Disney Mobile is raking in the sales and providing great synergy with Disney’s existing products. From Cell Phone Wallpapers to ringtones, the products are affordable and aimed at the youth market. "The kids are snapping up these ring tones," says Rubin. "They’ll spend $2 for a ring tone… Read More »Disney Mobile Rings Up Sales

Ever wonder?

Ever wonder what happened to Judson Green. He used to be the chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, the position Jay Rasula has now. He then left to become CEO of NAVTEQ the company for digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices and Internet-based mapping. Now he’s joined the board of HDI, Harley-Davidson… Read More »Ever wonder?

The Incredibles, a review

The Incredibles, a review
Theatrical Release: November 5, 2004 / Running Time: 115 Minutes / Rating: PG

Pixar has been batting 1000 with their animated feature films until now. Without being formulaic, the creative minds in Emeryville have managed to hit upon the recipe for fantastic success with each new release. The Incredibles is the least formulaic feature yet and likely to be the most successful.

Not content to stand on their successes of the past, Pixar brought in the team from the new classic animated film, The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird and his team of storytellers and artists admittedly had little to no experience with computer generated animation, Pixar’s specialty. This meant they had no idea of the limits of the media and were able to push the boundaries of CG animation to new and exciting places.

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